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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
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Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
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  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Adult fee: $5, Children 12 and under free

      Grand Canyon of Texas

      The second largest canyon in the country lies in the heart of the Texas Panhandle. Visit Palo Duro Canyon State Park; experience the canyon's rugged beauty and enjoy its colorful history.

      Things to Do

      Explore the canyon by foot, mountain bike, horse or car. We have more than 30 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails. Camp, geocache, study nature or bird watch. During the summer, enjoy a performance of the outdoor musical drama TEXAS.

      Choose from campsites with water and electricity, primitive drive-up sites, equestrian sites, or backpack camping areas. Stay in one of three cabins on the canyon’s rim or four limited service cabins on the canyon floor. Rent our new pavilion for a wedding, reunion or meeting.

      Stop by the Visitor Center on the canyon rim to learn more about the park. The park store at the Visitor Center sells books, pottery, jewelry and more. Look for souvenirs, snacks and meals at The Trading Post on the canyon floor.

      Trails and backpack campsites may close during wet weather.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      The park is located about 12 miles east of Canyon on State Highway 217. From Amarillo, take Interstate 27 south to State Highway 217, and go east eight miles.
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Sep 1, 2019 ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,449
      State Ranking
      #17
      Trails (view details)
      33
      Trails Mountain Bike
      26
      Trails E-Bike
      18
      Trails Hike
      27
      Trails Trail Running
      27
      Trails Horse
      4
      Total Distance
      46 miles
      Total Descent
      2,737 ft
      Total Vertical
      738 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,470 ft
      Reports
      25
      Photos
      156
      Ridden Counter
      1,166

      Photos of Palo Duro Canyon State Park Mountain Bike

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      Oct 8, 2019 @ 12:37pm
      Oct 8, 2019

      Videos of Palo Duro Canyon State Park Mountain Bike

      Palo Duro Canyon, Rock Garden Trail
      17:06 | 209 | Feb 15, 2018 , Amarillo
      Amarillo Yellowjackets Kiowa Trail MTB Ride...
      15:47 | 240 | Feb 15, 2018 , Amarillo

      Recent Trail Reports

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      user #1906321potromanwishlisttrailGivens, Spicer and Lowry Trail and 1 more
      Oct 15, 2019 @ 10:08pm
      Oct 15, 2019
      user #1568387TurntexvotetrailGivens, Spicer and Lowry Trail
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 9:59pm
      Oct 11, 2019
      user #1851257joshua79109addphoto in Amarillo, Texas, United States and 2 more
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 11:14am
      Oct 11, 2019
      user #1851257joshua79109addphoto in Amarillo, Texas, United States
      Oct 8, 2019 @ 12:37pm
      Oct 8, 2019
      user #1951191BuddmyrvotetrailLighthouse Trail and 1 more
      Oct 8, 2019 @ 9:29am
      Oct 8, 2019

      Recent Comments

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      user #1696341Sweetlew10trailLittle Fox Canyon TrailFun. Little cool down from the madness of GSL.
      Aug 4, 2019 @ 4:45pm
      Aug 4, 2019
      user #1696341Sweetlew10trailLighthouse TrailMeh... really just a walking double track to...
      Aug 4, 2019 @ 4:44pm
      Aug 4, 2019
      user #1696341Sweetlew10trailJuniper/Cliffside TrailAs its name suggests, just like juniper...
      Aug 4, 2019 @ 4:43pm
      Aug 4, 2019
      user #1696341Sweetlew10trailJuniper/RiversideFun and fast. Haul booty and enjoy it.
      Aug 4, 2019 @ 4:40pm
      Aug 4, 2019
      user #1696341Sweetlew10trailSunflower TrailFun but not my favorite. Usually busy as...
      Aug 4, 2019 @ 4:39pm
      Aug 4, 2019

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